TV Junkie: Thursday - It's All About Comic Con
G4's "Attack of the Show" crew is broadcasting live from Comic Con for the next couple days (see the listings below).
Coinciding with Comic Con: The BBC announces that the newest iteration of "Doctor Who" has been released to iTunes. Also, BBC AMERICA will have a booth on the exhibition floor plus a host of creators and stars from: "Doctor Who", "Torchwood", "Primeval" and "Spaced".
Comic Con related DVD releases that the TV Junkie has recently had a chance to review are:
Oban Star Racers Volume One: The Alwas Cycle & Oban Star Racers Volume Two: The Oban Cycle: This French/Japanese series has been viewed on American TV (ABC Family and Toon Disney) since 2006 - the artwork is pretty good but the CG-driven animation is excellent. This first couple times I saw the race sequences I was blown away by this direct-to-TV project. Volumes One & Two were released in mid-May and a Nintendo game is supposedly in the works. While the first volume has a very cohesive story and plot, things get a little muddled in the second one - other than a "making of" featurette, the bonuses are a bit thin for anyone other than true fans. Based on the pics I've seen at fansites, there are sure to be a cadre of costumed devotees at Comic Con.
Stargate Infinity - the Complete Series: This DVD is probably a collector's piece for those who are truly devoted to the entire "Stargate" franchise. The animation is very mediocre and tellingly, the Stargate SG-1 production teams and co-creator Brad Wright don't think the animated series should be considered official Stargate canon as it seems to have absolutely nothing to do with
the characters in any previous iteration of the concept. More of a novelty than anything.